Review: could Acyclovir cause Substance Abuse?


Summary

Substance abuse is found among people who take Acyclovir, especially for people who are male, 60+ old also take medication Chantix, and have Pain . We study 22,844 people who have side effects while taking Acyclovir from FDA and social media. Among them, 19 have Substance abuse. Find out below who they are, when they have Substance abuse and more.

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Acyclovir

Acyclovir has active ingredients of acyclovir. It is often used in preventive health care. (latest outcomes from Acyclovir 22,777 users)

Substance Abuse

Substance abuse has been reported by people with intentional overdose, drug withdrawal syndrome, multiple drug overdose, drug toxicity, drug dependence (latest reports from 20,490 Substance abuse patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

22,844 people reported to have side effects when taking Acyclovir.
Among them, 19 people (0.08%) have Substance Abuse


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Acyclovir cause Substance abuse?

Gender of people who have Substance Abuse when taking Acyclovir *:

  • female: 31.58 %
  • male: 68.42 %

Age of people who have Substance Abuse when taking Acyclovir *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 18.75 %
  • 30-39: 18.75 %
  • 40-49: 31.25 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 31.25 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (8 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (4 people)
  • Hepatitis C (3 people)
  • Smoking Cessation Therapy (2 people)
  • Plasma Cell Myeloma (2 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prednisone (8 people)
  • Neurontin (8 people)
  • Chantix (8 people)
  • Oxycontin (7 people)
  • Atenolol (7 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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